I would say this about Burton boots from experience. I had Burton Ions which cost me around $280US at the time. They lasted me 3 seasons of hard riding (300+ days) before the speed lacing gave up the ghost and caused some pressure points. I bought some Burton Rulers maybe 2-3 months ago and after about 40-50 days on them the speed lacing ripped to shreds. The Rulers were very obviously MUCH lower quality than my Ions were right out of the box, in fact the first time I tried them on (ordered from Dogfunk which is a great company by the way) they speedlacing system made that infamous popping sound which means it took a shit before I even rode them. If you are going to buy Burton boots with the speedlace system make sure you spend some dough and get something in the range of the Ion or the SL-10 (I think). Personally if I can't afford Ions next round I'll probably get some Salomons. Another thing I must say is both pairs of boots fit me quite well which may be different for anyone else. The Ions had the outlast liners which were the shit, warm as hell and the Ions didn't pack out nearly as bad as the Rulers did.
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Last edited by Mr. Right; 06-06-2008 at 10:33 PM.